Mar 2, 2012

Aluminyze Review & GIveaway








Even though Mother’s Day is a few months away (think May 13th), it’s never too late to start thinking of gift ideas. You always want to give your mother something from the heart that will mean a lot to her. If your mother is anything like mine, she is hard to shop for!

Well, make it a personalized gift with Aluminyze! It is a new way to show off those favorite photos of yours! What they do is they actually infuse your picture right into aluminum! Because aluminize is your photo, you don’t have to worry about finding the right frame for it! It also comes with its on easel backing and space for hanging! 

What they essentially do is “embed” your photo into the aluminum fabric, creating a 3-dimensional look instead of the 2-dimensional look that paper tends to give. You also have the durability that comes with your Aluminyzed photo. It can get wet, be in direct sunlight, and even withstand falling and it won’t get damaged.
You can even choose which finish you want-glossy or matte! You can even decide which surface you want- white or sheer! White is better for photos with maximum dynamic range and vivid colors. Sheer, the original silver color, gives off a metallic sheen and increases the contrast.

As far as sizes, you have the original 8x10, 11” heart,  11x14, 16” heart, or the 16x20! Once you choose your size, you add the photo. The resolution has to be pretty big because if it’s a small photo and they stretch it, it will look distorted. After choosing your photo, you can opt to crop or rotate it. Just keep in mind that if it’s a vertical photo, the bottom of photo will be cropped if you decide to have the final product horizontal. Also make sure that all the subjects are in the middle of the picture or parts of them might get cropped as well.

Ready for the next step? Click on the Next Step button at the bottom, and you’ll be taken to the surface and finish. Since all products come with the Easel for free, you’re ready to check out!

This is a great gift idea for birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even just to show someone that you care!

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BUY
You can start the Aluminyze process here. Prices vary.

 WHAT I THOUGHT
I was getting ideas for Spring decorating, since my Winter décor and Spring décor are totally different. Since it hadn’t really felt like Winter at all, I was ready to start decorating for Spring! When I found out that I would be reviewing Aluminyze, I was so happy! I knew exactly who it would be for, since Twin and I already have pictures of each other on our walls. 

Anyways, Twin and I didn’t have any recent pictures of us anywhere. They are at least 6 months old, and we have dyed our hair since then and lost a little weight. So we spent one night taking tons of pictures just for the Aluminyze and then we chose one. Creating it was so easy, as was checking out.

It got here super fast, only within a week! It couldn’t have been more cautiously packaged- a nice layer of bubble wrap around it. The photo looked so good, that I could see no flaw with it. The back had the easel where you bend to where you need it to go. It was very lightweight, but durable (surviving a fall from the table). 

I was gonna save it for Mother’s Day to give to Mom, but I couldn’t wait. I knew she needed something like that now so we gave it to her. She loved it! She thought it was neat that it came with its own easel or that you can also hang it! 

I love it too and might have to get another one for a special surprise for Twin!

GIVEAWAY
Thanks to the great folks at Aluminyze, one (1) winner will receive their own 8"x10" photo easel! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I was NOT compensated for this review/giveaway. I received a FREE product from Aluminyze to review. All thoughts/opinions are my own.

1 comment:

  1. i would use the mother day 2011, when my sister flew and suprised my mom at the door!

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